Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas – Obstacles and Opportunities
Co-published by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the CIHEAM, the Watch letter n ° 40 “Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas – Obstacles and opportunities” aims to show different perspectives of the situation in the Mediterranean region by analyzing the challenges and opportunities in the socio-economic, social, environmental, legal and political domains.
The contributions allow us to better understand the mechanisms of discrimination, to identify the levers of change and to share good practices. A fundamental exercise to renew given the significant deficit in the collection and processing of sex-disaggregated data.
In a context marked by the intensification of trade, the acceleration of population mobility and greater frequency of extreme climatic changes, crops are becoming increasingly vulnerable, especially due to invasive species. Most of the time, these invasive species manage to adapt to the spaces they invade and may significantly change existing ecosystems. They consequently become a growing problem for the countries as they affect the key sectors of their economy and present a series of emerging risks. This is particularly the case in Southern European, North African and Middle Eastern countries.
Bringing together 54 international experts, the Watch Letter n°33 compiles 22 articles aiming to present the problem of invasive species as a whole, by providing several specific cases in different countries of the Mediterranean region.
Playing a central role in societies and economies of the region, the dairy sector has been facing many changes in recent years. The difficulties met by the different sectors of the dairy industry but also the positive initiatives that will enable, in the future, to overcome the new challenges are addressed in this issue.
Placing the dairy sector at the crossroads of production, logistics, socio-economic and environmental challenges by providing global, regional and national insights, this Watch Letter n°35 features a series of scientific articles providing an update on the ongoing analyses and developments of the dairy sector in the Mediterranean.
The Document compiles a series of 18 articles dealing with innovative indicators and initiatives for Food Security in the Mediterranean countries. Particular attention has been paid to good practices, adaptation to climate change, sustainable food consumption models and agro-food chains.